Refer Your Case to Our Attorneys
Handling Cases in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s & Prince George’s Counties
The Farmer & Klopfer is a trusted and experienced personal injury and criminal defense firm in Waldorf. Thanks to our growing reputation and record of successful case results, we are proud to be able to say that many of our cases come from other law offices and attorneys, many of whom are in northern Maryland, who need assistance in one way or another. We are fully familiar with Maryland Rule 1.5(e) for split co-counsel and referral fees, so entering a fee-sharing agreement with our firm is always easy and stress-free.
We primarily take referrals from attorneys who are:
- Out-of-state but have an important case in Maryland or Washington DC.
- In Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, or Prince George’s Counties but do not have the means of handling a case in southern Maryland.
If you are in the same sort of situation yourself, then please consider working with our attorneys today to create a fee-splitting or co-counsel agreement. When you choose our team, you choose legal professionals who are dedicated to upholding the utmost practice ethics and your client’s very best interests. The majority of the referral cases we handle are managed in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties.
Why We Should Be Your First Choice for Referrals
When you need to refer a case to another law firm, you have to accept that the words and actions of that other law firm reflect on your own practice as well. If you rush to let just any law firm act as co-counsel or take over your client’s case, then it could look poorly on you if that firm is unprofessional, inexperienced, inattentive, or otherwise unable to give your client and law firm the respect they deserve.
Our team of personal injury and criminal defense attorneys from the Farmer & Klopfer promise to treat every referred client as if they were our own from the beginning. Every client is shown total dedication. Every case is seen as if it was the most important one in the world because, for that client, it is.
Consider the ways that we stand out from others when choosing a firm for a referral:
- Case results: First and foremost, you need to know that we can win when it counts. Our law firm has a long history of successful settlements and verdicts. For personal injury cases, we are always looking for ways to maximize the claim’s value, which gets you and your client the most money if the case concludes successfully. We are also never afraid to go to court if the situation calls for it because we have tough, experienced litigators on our team.
- Trust of our peers and communities: There is a lengthy list of happy client testimonials that our attorneys and law firm have earned throughout the years. But it is not just local clients who trust us, but also other legal professionals. We have gained a reputation for being lawyers for lawyers who find themselves unable to manage a case, perhaps due to unfamiliarity with the topic matter, overly busy schedules taking up too much time already, or distance from the client or relevant courts.
- Communication: There is nothing worse for a referred case than a communication breakdown. We are committed to keeping you and your client updated with each case progression. Or, if you know you will be busy with other cases, then you can inform us to update you less regularly while still keeping your client informed. It is all part of the way we prioritize what your firm needs to be confident that we’re capable of living up to your standards when handling a referred case.
- Fairness: We are well-versed in the split co-counsel and fee-splitting rules as outlined by Maryland Rule 1.5(e) and others. You know you can expect a fair fee arrangement that respects the work that every attorney and law firm has put into the client’s case.
Refer to a Firm That Exceeds Your Expectations
Do you have a criminal defense or personal injury client who needs a case handled in southern Maryland, but your law office is in the north? Are you currently unable to manage a case because you have too many cases already, or you aren’t comfortable with the topic of concern? Now is the time to talk to our attorneys from the Farmer & Klopfer about referrals!
We most often take cases in:
- St. Mary’s County
- Calvert County
- Charles County
- Prince George’s (PG) County
Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck
“James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”
A wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense
Mr. Farmer and his team were impressive through their work effort and detailed approach in every phase the Civil Court Personal Injury case. They also were responsive to any questions/concerns, supportive and communicated well through out the process. In the end, a satisfactory settlement was achieved. Mr. Farmer would be a wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense.”
We received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased
“Attorney Farmer helped me and my family through a domestic situation which turned out to be great. His expertise, presentation, and professionalism all worked together and we received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased. I would highly recommend!”
A winning team of confident, knowledgeable and successful attorneys
“I am so pleased with the staff at the James F. Farmer firm. They are true professionals, ready and willing to fight on your behalf. When you retain their services, you are joining a winning team of confident, knowledgeable, and successful attorneys, like Mr. Melvin Allen, who helped me. Thank you!!!”
He will fight for you and do whatever he can to help you
“Mr. James Farmer is a very intelligent and skilled lawyer that knows what he is doing and will go out of his way to help. I am very thankful to have had him as my attorney!! I was facing some very serious charges and with Mr. Farmers unbelievable skills, I was found not guilty on all charges. I would highly recommend Mr. Farmer to anyone who needs legal help. I cannot stress enough that he will fight for you and do whatever he can to help you. Thanks, Mr. James Farmer for all that you have done for me!! I also want to thank Patrick, Gary and his staff for their hard work, kindness, and professionalism.”
Fee-Splitting & Referrals
A large portion of the business we do at the Farmer & Klopfer comes to us as referrals from other attorneys.
While some of the referrals from attorneys are due to their law firms not working in personal injury representation or civil litigation, we sometimes receive referrals from attorneys who do not have the resources to handle extremely complex civil cases.
Many of our referrals are also from out-of-state attorneys who do not regularly practice law in the state of Maryland.
Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Referring Attorneys
The Farmer & Klopfer does everything in its power to earn the trust of referring attorneys and our clients.
The fee-splitting relationship we have had with other attorneys has proved extremely positive. While there are no guarantees regarding the ultimate results concerning any civil case, we do zealously advocate for all of our clients and will strive for the best possible outcome.
Our attorneys have provided personal injury and civil case representation for over 40 years. We have a reputation for success, having secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clientele.
We received the 2014 Top Litigator Awards in recognition of the million-dollar cases we have won. Most importantly, we cater to the needs of our clients and provide them with the most ethical representation. We pay specific attention to details and take great care to never jeopardize a case.
How Our Fee-Splitting Arrangement Works
Any fee-splitting arrangement that the Farmer & Klopfer engages in will remain consistent with the Maryland Lawyer’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, this includes Rule 1.5. We hold to this arrangement in the event of personal injury cases tried on a contingency basis or other civil cases with a different sort of billing scheme. Should any dispute arise regarding the fee arrangement, this will also be resolved according to Rule 1.5.
It is important to understand that fee-splitting is not the same as a referral fee. Rule 1.5 prohibits receipt of a fee for simple referral of a case to another firm. In addition, the referring attorney in a fee-splitting arrangement must be designated as co-counsel. This means that the referring attorney is jointly responsible for the case, even when not actually participating in trying the case. For this reason, we make ourselves available to referring attorneys at all times, and we continually keep these attorneys informed regarding the status of the case.
To discuss a fee-splitting arrangement, please contact Attorney James E. Farmer about your specific case.
Committed to Improvement
We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.
A Record of Results
Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.
Renowned in Our FieldWe are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
Fearless AdvocacyWe are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
Valuable InsightWe know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.